The holidays are over and winter is in full swing in Akron, Ohio. Everyone seems to have cabin fever. This is the time of year when everyone in the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio area is wondering what they can do to get through the winter doldrums. If this sounds familiar, WhirlyBall & Laser-Sport in Bedford, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, has a family-friendly fun idea for you! This newly renovated indoor sports complex offers several affordable group activities such as WhirlyBall, laser tag, and bowling. All of these activities are fun and competitive games that are played indoors and can help friends and families get through the winter months!
WhirlyBall is the original fun and competitive game at this indoor sports complex. People all over the Cleveland area have been enjoying family-friendly fun here since 1987. The game is fast moving, coupled with determination and a little bit of skill. It is a combination of basketball and hockey using a machine that you would expect to find in an amusement park! The object is to take a wiffle ball from one end of the floor to the other while trying to hit a 15 inch target cut out of a backboard that hangs about 10 feet off the floor. The rules are quite simple to follow.
There are 10 people allowed on the court at a time—5 yellow and 5 red. The goal is to score in your team’s goal. You do this by “driving” the cart with a gas pedal (if you would like to turn left, you move the stick around your right knee). You can then soar across the court in hopes of scoring into your goal. The player that has possession of the ball shoots to their team’s backboard. Points are scored by hitting the board or net with the ball. 2 points are earned for hitting the backboard and 4 points are scored by hitting your team’s net. There are foul points, so make sure you know what deducts points so that your team can stay on top.
This affordable group activity is great for families in the Akron area. WhirlyBall & Laser-Sport is a short drive up 271 North—about 15 minutes from Cuyahoga Falls. Anyone aged 9 years old and up can play this high action game. There can be 10 people playing on the court at a time. The game is broken up into four 13 minute games per hour. So grab your friends or family and challenge them to a game of WhirlyBall! By having a group of 10, it really is affordable (that breaks down to about 15.50 a person with the January pricing of $155 per hour). Make sure to make reservations because WhirlyBall & Laser-Sport does not accept walk-ins.
So the next time someone in the family says they are bored, turn it into a family-friendly fun night at one of Cleveland, Ohio‘s most popular indoor sports complexes. WhirlyBall & Laser-Sport is located a short drive from Akron, Ohio and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio at 5055 Richmond Rd in Bedford, Ohio. You can check out all of the fun and competitive games that they offer on their comprehensive website, www.whirlyballcleveland.com. If you would like to make a reservation for this affordable group activity, call 216.591.0707.